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by RogerFentem
Fri May 29, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Info on my father Fred Holmes
Replies: 3
Views: 1375

Re: Info on my father Fred Holmes

Peter, there is a picture of three of the 55th with teeth and Ken Forrester identifies the middle boat as MTB 630.
by RogerFentem
Mon May 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 661
Replies: 15
Views: 5963

Re: MGB 661

Katy
... there are several nentions of 661 on MGB 647 in the MGB Forum, many of these are those I recognise from Reyold's book.
On the photo's ... the one with K K E ( kappa kappa epsilon I think iit is) written behind the guys suggests somewhere in Greece?
Roger
PS thanks for the photos.
by RogerFentem
Mon May 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 661
Replies: 15
Views: 5963

Re: MGB 661

Katy I have found references to 661 besides her setting sail for the Malta. Len Reynold's book Dog Boats at War has several. If you can't get a copy I will let you have the details. She was under quite colourful leadership and in common with the Dogs in the Mediterranean changed flotilla and command...
by RogerFentem
Wed May 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Personnel
Topic: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659
Replies: 6
Views: 9479

Re: Peter Douglas BARLOW, DSC ... MGB 659

Hi Herve
MGB659 was built by my grandfather and I am researching all the ww2 boats he built. I managed to get hold of a limited edition print of 659. It is by the artist Nick Bareis in a series called Jack's Taxi. The address is 77 Tonbridge Road Maidstone ME16 8JN
Cheers Roger
by RogerFentem
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 661
Replies: 15
Views: 5963

Re: MGB 661

Katy, I am researching the Fairmile boats ny grandfather built in WW2. One was MGB 659 which sailed with MGB 661 and MGB 662 on 4th June 1943 for the Mediterranean. I believe that the boats often worked together but not necessarily in the same flotilla. Is it too much to ask if you have anything whi...
by RogerFentem
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 446
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: ML 446

Bob
Thanks for the message, I cannot find the email you mention but I am interested, I too have often grabbed at mentions of 466 thinking it was 446 ... I guess I am saying I am interested, I have collected info from a wide field.
Roger
by RogerFentem
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 446
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: ML 446

Thank you so much for the link to the oral history. I did not know about the Appeldore link nor the brush with an E-boat. I look forward to others who may have a link to a photo.
by RogerFentem
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 446
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

ML 446

ML446 was built by my grandfather. The only operation she took a part in was Chariot. Her fate was to be scuttled by one of the Hunt class frigates charged with ensuring the safety of that brave flotilla. I am trying to compile a history of each of the MLs, MGBs, and MTBs grandfather built. Sadly I ...

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